09 January 2014

Blog Tour, Questions and Giveaway: Erased (Altered #2) by Jennifer Rush

Erased (Altered #2)
by Jennifer Rush.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance.
Publication: January 7th 2014 by Hachette Audio.
They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.

After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is trying to make sense of the memories resurfacing from her old life. At the same time, she's learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam's rules: Don't draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back.

Then a figure from Anna's childhood reappears. Is it a Branch setup, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Uncertain of where her loyalties lie, Anna must fight to learn the truth -- before she is betrayed again. Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased?

Jennifer Rush delivers a thrilling sequel to Altered in a novel packed with mysteries, lies, and surprises that are sure to keep readers guessing until the last age is turned

Reviewed by Kelly.

What an adventure! I need more of Anna, Sam, Nick and Cas. They are funny, sweet, loyal, and all can kick some major butt!! Trev, hmmm.. Still not sure how I feel about him. I would keep my guard around him since I still feel the sting of betrayal. I can’t wait a whole year for the next one!

Nick, he is definitely growing on me. He may be the grumpy one but he has a heart of gold inside. Cas is the major side kick; he can make any situation light and funny.

Sam and Anna. Sigh… They are so cute together. But this story doesn’t revolve around their romance at all. They spend too much time running and kicking butt to stay alive. When Anna’s family comes back into her life, you just don’t know what to think. It made my heart clinch for Anna. Because she didn’t know what her family would do for her and Sam. I can’t say much more without spoilers. Anna has had a major past that when it all comes out that WOW… I would have to have some major psychiatric treatment if that was my family that I just learned about!! But Anna is stronger than I gave her credit for.

The Branch is really out to bring them in. I am still not sure what they really want with them or even Anna. Still despising Riley!

I enjoyed the constant running and them growing and learning about their pasts as flashbacks bring their lives back to them piece by piece. It makes me mad at what they all suffered.

This story focuses on them trying to piece what their past is and what they need to do next. Memories piece together their history and families. What do their pasts mean for their future and what will they do with the Branch constantly after them?

There isn't a cliffhanger ending. Some might even think it's the end. But I see there is another book yet to come. Good, because I need more and I want to see them all have some sense of their lives and to be able to live their lives normally.

Once you open the book, there is no stopping. You just can't help but keep reading it. It just sucks you right in! Come on 2015!!!

Questions for Jennifer on Anna and Sam

1. If Anna had a normal life, and Sam took her out on a date, where would she want to go and why?
I think Anna would probably want to do something totally normal, like a coffee shop date, or a hike and picnic.

2. Does Anna have a playlist?
If you mean, does Anna listen to music in her down time, then yes, totally. I think she'd definitely listen to a mix of music, like rock for when she's feeling particularly badass---perhaps while running! And then more low key music for when she's sketching, like some of Florence + the Machine's stuff, or If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray.

If you mean do I have a specific playlist for when writing Anna, the answer is --- sorta. I have a playlist for Altered and Erased, and some of the staples are Florence + the Machine and A Perfect Circle. Clearly I like the Flo!

3. What does Anna like best about Sam?
She looooves how loyal and protective he is, but also how smart and calculating he is. Calculating can be seen as a negative characteristic, but with Sam it's simply that he wants to know his next ten moves, so that he's always one step ahead of the Branch. Not to say that it always works out in his favor!

Thanks to Little Brown Books, we have an amazing giveaway for one lucky winner - A paperback of Altered, A finished copy of Erased and awesome swag as seen in the image below! US only please and sorry - Winner will have 48 hours to get back to me before a new winner is picked!

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Jennifer Rush lives in a little town on the shoreline of Lake Michigan with her husband and two children. She grew up wanting to be an Egyptologist, but realized she hated the desert and declared herself a writer instead. She won her first writing award in the fourth grade (a Mickey Mouse pencil was the prize) and has been crafting stories ever since. In her free time, she likes to read, Photoshop, and consume large amounts of caffeine.

Her debut YA, ALTERED, released January 2013 from Little, Brown. The sequel to Altered, ERASED, releases January 7, 2014.

Her debut middle-grade, BOT WARS, released March 2013 from Dial Books for Young Readers. Its sequel, THE META-RISE, releases July 10, 2014. The Bot Wars series is written under the pen name J. V. Kade.

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